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Our heart goes out to the people of Maui devastated by the wildfires. Please support the Maui community by making monetary donations. Read More

Exclusive Pearl Event is coming to West Covina Store

Uwajima Pearl Fair is coming to the West Covina Store ! Demonstration and sale of selected pearls from Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. These carefully selected pearls make the perfect gift for someone precious or a special treat for yourself.

Summer Festival in Japan: What to Eat and What to See

Sightseeing, street food, fireworks, festivals—the list goes on and on for fun summer activities in Japan! Annual vacations make it easier to travel in the summer, and it’s also the perfect time to immerse yourself in Japanese culture through Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festivals).

Osechi – Traditional New Year’s Food

Osechi Ryori - Enjoying and Sharing New Year's Special Foods! As the year is coming to its end, everyone is running around...

Donburi – A Small Universe in a Bowl

The word donburi is the abbreviation of the word donburibachi, which is a deep, sturdy ceramic dish about the size...

The Beginner’s Guide to Sake: Types of Sakes, Classifications, and Preparations

Sake has played a central role in Japanese life and culture for the past 2,000 years, and the knowledge and...

6 Health Benefits of Azuki: The Mighty Little Red Bean

More polyphenols than red wine, abundant in fiber and minerals—the little brownish-red beans, azuki, are considered to be the second...

How Curry Became a Popular Japanese Comfort Meal

You’re in Tokyo and it’s lunchtime. An acquaintance suggests Italian, French, Brazilian, but you feel like something Japanese. You head...

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